NYU-Poly dean explains NYU School of Engineering

The merging of NYU and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU to transform NYU-Poly into the NYU School of Engineering has been a work in progress since 2008. It is expected to be completed for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Newly appointed president of NYU-Poly and dean of the future School of Engineering Katepalli Sreenivasan explained that this union will return engineering to NYU — the university previously had an engineering school for 141 years before it merged with the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1973. That school eventually became Polytechnic University, known as NYU-Poly since 2008.

When the merger is complete, the School of Engineering will have the same standing as the other schools within NYU. Undergraduate applicants, starting with the class of 2018, will have the option to apply to this school.

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